I <3 Experts

Michael Gove, British gnat, famously said back in the time during Brexit campaigning that Britons were “tired of experts.”  With the election of Donald Trump, the era of the average asshole has been officially heralded.  But I was thinking the other day: I bet there are plenty of instances in which even Gove himself would prefer an expert over an amateur.  Here are just a few:

Cardiovascular surgeon: who would you rather tinker with your ticker, a real doctor or a guy who just believes he has a feeling for it?

Airline pilot: or helicopter pilot.  Or submarine captain.  Okay, so basically any large vehicle operator.

Professor of Ancient Greek: if you need to learn it, why not learn from the best?

Criminal defense lawyer: Never know––he might be in need of one at some point.

Translator

Bomb detonator: this one feels *too close* yet undeniable

Lion tamer: I guess if you find yourself inexplicably dropped into a lion enclosure at the zoo…

Hit man

Skyscraper designer: would you be chill living in a penthouse built by a child, for example?

DON’T MAKE ME GO ON, GOVE.

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2 Responses to “I <3 Experts”

  1. Matthew Levy Says:

    “British gnat” is excellent

    On Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at 20:01, Itinerantdaughter’s Blog wrote:

    > itinerantdaughter posted: “Michael Gove, British gnat, famously said back > in the time during Brexit campaigning that Britons were “tired of > experts.” With the election of Donald Trump, the era of the average > asshole has been officially heralded. But I was thinking the other day: ” >

    • itinerantdaughter Says:

      Thank you! And I’m not even firing on all cylinders this evening.

      On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Itinerantdaughter's Blog wrote:

      > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > New comment on Itinerantdaughter’s Blog > > * Matthew Levy commented on I * > > Michael Gove, British gnat, famously said back in the time during Brexit > campaigning that Britons were “tired of experts.” … > > “British gnat” is excellent > >

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